Octavia Spencer’s Neighborhood Is a Spooky Season Dream

published Oct 10, 2021
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If Instagram has taught us anything recently—besides the fact it likes to cause internet chaos by going down for six hours—it’s that no one does Halloween quite like Octavia Spencer.

This week, the actress took to Instagram to share snaps of her (scarily) good Halloween decor with her 1.4 million followers, and it’s certainly a spooky season lover’s dream.

“Halloween photo dump. #loveit you?!👇🏽 #NeighborHooding” she wrote in the post’s caption.

Starting things off fairly tame, the first photo in the series shows a blow-up Jack Skellington sitting atop a tombstone. Next to Jack, there’s a small pile of pumpkins surrounded by some black lace with cobweb detailing.

The second slide shows more pumpkins, this time placed on the lawn, along with a cute scarecrow. After this is when it starts to get a little less adorable-cutesy Halloween and more like my own personal nightmare.

The next photo shows a giant spider and a crow on the wall. Is the spider about to eat the crow? Probably, judging by the giant legs that are grabbing on to it.

After this, there’s a giant zombie bride popping out from the bushes that certainly gives the Home Depot 12-foot skeleton a run for its money. There’s also a terrifying clown that’s holding a child locked in a cage, and a trio of ghosts chilling out among the flowerbeds. Casual.

The last slide shows—again, my own and any other arachnophobe’s worst nightmare—a pair of enormous spiders crawling around the roof and exterior walls. If you want to pick up your own, there are plenty of giant spiders available to buy this year.

Spencer’s friends and fans flocked to the comments to share their love-slash-horror for the Halloween decorations.

“ooooooooo i love” wrote singer Ariana Grande, while director Rosemary Rodriguez commented: “Those spiders!” along with a shocked face emoji.

Followers also shared how they would love to see Spencer incorporate some “Ma” decor—paying homage to Spencer’s terrifying performance in the 2019 psychological horror film.

Actor Alec Mapa said: “GREAT JOB! A “Ma” themed Halloween would be scary too! Pumpkins with their mouths stitched up!”

Spencer’s Halloween efforts are seriously impressive this year! Trick-or-treating would be a blast, that’s for sure.